Washington— U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Third District Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt:
"You would have been hard-pressed to find a kinder, gentler man than John Paul Hammerschmidt. As a mentor and friend, John Paul’s wisdom and counsel has shaped my time in Washington more than anyone else.
It was John Paul who taught me that after the election is over, there are no more Republicans, no more Democrats, only the people of Arkansas. His dedication to his constituents during his career in public service was unmatched and is a marker we should all strive to meet.
John Paul was the embodiment of a true public servant. His legacy will live on as a testament to the way those serving in Washington should operate."